A statement of situation containing apparently contradictory or incompatible elements.
A situation containing apparently but not actually incompatible elements.
A figure of speech in which an apparently self-contradictory statement is nevertheless found to be true.
A restatement of the content of a poem designed to make its prose meaning as clear as possible
A metrical line containing five feet.
A figure of speech in which human attributes are given to an animal, an object, or a concept.
a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
A word whose sound, by an obsure process, to some degree suggests its meaning. As differentiated from onomatopoetic words, the meanings do not refer explicitly to sound.
Maker of plays
The sequence of incidents or events of which a story or play is composed.
A situation in which an author gives the plot a twist or turn unjustified by preceding action or by the characters involved.
Writing that uses immoderately heightened or distended language to sway the reader's feelings.
Point of View
The angle of vision from which a story is told.
Omniscient point of view
The author tells the story using the third person, knowing all and free to tell us anything, including what the characters are thinking or feeling and why they act as they do.
Third Person Limited Point of View
The author tells the story, but is limited to a complete knowledge of one character in the story, and tells us only what that one character thinks, feels, sees, or hears.
First Person Point of View
The story is told by one of its characters.
Objective (or Dramatic) Point of View
The author tells the story using the third person, but is limited to reporting what the characters say or do
That part of a poem's total meaning that can be separated out and expressed through paraphrase.
Usually a short composition having the intentions of poetry but written in prose rather than verse.
The central character in a story/play.